LEEDS have made contact with Karen Carney after their mocking tweet of the Amazon Prime pundit.

Carney, 33, questioned whether Marcelo Bielsa's all-action Leeds will be able to keep up their manic style of play for the rest of the season.

The former England international, who won 144 caps for the Lionesses, also claimed Leeds only won promotion from the Championship last term after getting a rest when coronavirus halted the football season.

In response, the Premier League newcomers, who had just walloped West Brom 5-0, tweeted: "'Promoted because of Covid’. Won the league by 10 points. Hi @primevideosport.”

The post has been widely criticised with many believing it invites a 'pile-on' of sexist abuse aimed at the ex-footballer.

Now, as the row rumbles on, The Times has reported that the Yorkshire side 'have contacted Carney and invited her to come to the club’s training ground'.

They want her to 'carry out a TV report on the club before their FA Cup third-round match against Crawley Town'.

Leeds put down a marker by smashing West Brom  to make it three wins from their last four games.

Strikes from Ezgjan Alioski, Jack Harrison, Rodrigo and Raphinha followed an unbelievable own-goal from Romaine Sawyers.

But Carney appeared to urge caution, as she said: “They outrun everyone and credit to them. My only concern would be, will they blow up at the end of the season like the last couple of seasons?

“I actually think they got promoted because of Covid in terms of it giving them a bit of respite.

“I don’t know if they’d have got up if they didn’t have that break.”

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani claimed he backed the tweet, stating himself on the forum: “I take the responsibility of the club tweet.

"I consider that comment completely unnecessary and disrespectful to our club and particularly to the fantastic hard work of our players and coaches whom were understanding on the pitch for the last two championship seasons by all stats.”

Carney did have kind words for Leeds’ brilliant performance against the Baggies on the night.

She added: “Two newly promoted teams and the difference between them in terms of class, quality and also fitness and intensity.

“Leeds were outstanding, we’ve criticised them in the last couple of weeks about clean sheets and how much they’ve conceded.

“That’s two back-to-back clean sheets now. I know we said about Meslier earlier, he’s unorthodox in what he does, but again two clean sheets.

“Fabulous performance and attacking-wise as clinical as ever.”

Last year Carney went public with her battle with depression.

Women in Football have branded Leeds' actions as 'inciteful and inappropriate'.

The organisation tweeted: "Whether you agree with the comment or not, singling out and ridiculing an individual on an official club account is not what we’re here for,' they tweeted on Wednesday morning.

'Karen Carney is a well-informed pundit. This tweet is inciteful & inappropriate. Not a good look now, or at any time."

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